Press statement for immediate release
Mpongwe…April 14, 2019
The entire UPND branch officials in Munkumpu Ward of Mpongwe District on the Copperbelt have resigned from the opposition party to join the ruling Patriotic Front.
These that defected include 48 ward and branch officials and over 500 ordinary UPND members with Membership cards.
The defectors were led by former UPND Munkumpu ward Secretary Lewis Matipa.
The defectors were received by PF Mpongwe District Chairman Prestone Mpondamali in Mpongwe Sunday afternoon.
Mr Mpondamali said the defection of the over 500 UPND members shows how the ruling party has continued to grow in rural Copperbelt.
He said the the people of Mpongwe are so confident with the leadership of President Edgar Lungu.
Mr Mpondamali is happy that the new members have shown that they do not want to remain behind in the development agenda of the PF.
The PF leadership in Mpongwe has since formed branches with the new members in Munkumpu ward.
The new members have since pleaded to work and grow the PF in Munkumpu ward and Mpongwe District.
PF Media Team Mpongwe